[clug] Open Source Accountants

Ian Bardsley ifb777 at tpg.com.au
Thu Nov 20 10:41:05 GMT 2008

Hi Ben

I would point out that for a large number of small businesses who are 
owner operated and have only one person or maybe 2, software like 
Quicken or MYOB is overkill and therefor a waste of money. I'm a sole 
trader and account via a small series of spreadsheets (OO.o of course). 
Why? 'cos I never need more than a cash book and GST accounting is now 
very simple as is PAYG. My cash book spreadsheet, does a monthly P&L and 
I dont worry about a balance sheet. Invoices are prepared using a OO.o 
Writer Form My accountant is happy with this approach and prepares 
annual Tax Return from this information.

HIH :-)

Ben wrote:
> As my business is expanding I'm needing to account for things
> thoroughly, register for GST etc.
> It seems the options are MYOB and Quicken.
> I would much prefer to use something open source, but I'm not willing
> to go down that path without an accountant helping me set things up.
> Do you know any accountants who are operate with SQL ledger or other
> open source packages?


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